Ted Rall for May 16, 2022

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    Concretionist  5 months ago

    Social media DOES do a few things that I value: It allows me to share “good” stuff with friends (and enjoy the search for such stuff), and it allows me to somewhat keep up with kin and friends. And VERY occasionally, I learn something new. What it has never done, so far as I know, is change someone’s opinion or behavior.

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    superposition  5 months ago

    Just passively watching and complaining will not work this time. Honestly, has it ever?

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    superposition  5 months ago

    FYI Not all organizations/religions have the same attitude about abortion as a choice …

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    The Republican Majority for Choice (RMC) was a Republican organization in the United States dedicated to preserving legal access to abortion. The group also supported federal funding for all kinds of stem cell research, including embryonic stem cell research.

    RMC had a political action committee and supported Republicans across the country who favored abortion rights. The group closed operations in 2018.

    The name was chosen to emphasize information based on polling that consistently shows that a majority of Republicans support legal access to abortion in at least some circumstances. In 2009, Gallup reported that 66% of Republicans agreed that abortion should be legal in some (54%) or all (12%) circumstances. A Gallup poll in 2011 found that 27% of Republicans identified themselves as “pro-choice”. However, 42% of Republicans support legal abortion during the first trimester. In 2017, Gallup released polling information showing that 36% of Republicans identified as “pro-choice” and 70% agreed that abortion should be legal in some (56%) or all (14%) circumstances.

    In 2018, an NBC/Wall St Journal poll found that 52% of Republicans supported the Roe v Wade Supreme Court ruling and did not want said ruling to be overturned.

    In 2018, the RMC announced that it was closing operations and its leadership announced they were leaving the GOP citing the party’s anti-abortion platform.




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    Stephen Runnels Premium Member 5 months ago

    Women have the most important choice of their lives this November to retain having control over their body. Hopefully the actions and intents of the christian Taliban has ‘Woke’ everyone to this fact.

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    Zebrastripes  5 months ago

    I already lived through the 40’s on up and until you walk in my shoes dont judge! GOP want to hurl not only women, but the country back to the 1800’s! Only Men rule and have a say! Carry rifles and guns, treat women like chattel…beat them, disrespect them, rape them, etc.

    Thanks to Sir Lies A Lot, he stacked all the courts he could in AMERICA….this is the result…he’s getting away with treason, fraud, taxes, lying, cheating, rape, and NOW he wants to go back to the White House and continue where he left off….he’s the most unscrupulous evil being that ever ran the country….in the ground!

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    Convicted Pedant  5 months ago

    No, and even the usually clueless Dems are waking up to this reality. Too late, of course, and it’s hard to bite with only retm: no fangs.

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    martens  5 months ago

    When does one become a human being? Is it at the formation of a zygote, i.e., at the fusion of ovum and sperm because it is now a diploid cell? But adult humans are constantly shedding diploid cells throughout their lives. Is it at 2 weeks when gastrulation of the embryo occurs in which the ordering and individuality of the organism (or organisms if twinning occurred) is defined? Or is it at the beginning of organized brain activity at 24-27 weeks? Since death is usually defined as the end of brain activity, there is a symmetry to that criterion. Or is it when the fetus has developed to a degree that it is viable outside the uterus, also at about 24 weeks? Or is it at birth? Is there in fact any instant of time at which it can be said this is a human being or is being a human being a process, not a single distinct step?


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    Pickled Pete  5 months ago

    Don’t really matter! Just as it takes two parties to make a new life, it also takes a two party system to destroy a country.

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    VegaAlopex  5 months ago

    It’s a sad commentary. The only thing missing is the unenforceable prostrifing laws and how public hypocrisy undermines them.

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    StackableContainers  5 months ago

    I have never heard an argument that would make me ethically comfortable with the state taking this aspect of bodily control and autonomy away. I understand that historically women and their bodies were viewed as property of men (and by extension the male run government.) But that doesn’t mean it was ever the right thing to do.

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    wildthing  5 months ago

    Holy Pelosi batman…………..

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    Edward Rozanski Premium Member 5 months ago

    Now do a strip showing Manchin siding with the Republicans to deny the codification of the right of women to medical procedures.

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